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Two Cork Men Sentenced For Thurles Crime

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Mr Don Duggan

Mr Justice Thomas Teehan was correctly accepting no nonsense in Nenagh Court today, when it came to dealing with two individual burglary cases which were before him; their crimes previously committed in the Thurles Urban area.

Mr Don Duggan, a 28 year old Co. Cork man, with an address at No. 65, Ballinderry Park, Mayfield, Cork City, was sentenced to six years in prison for a number of thefts.  Mr Duggan, had pleaded guilty to stealing a motor vehicle and carrying out burglaries on three known dates in Thurles, during August 2015.

Mr Duggan had previously been charged with the unlawful taking of a vehicle at Thurles Railway Station and with using this vehicle, without the owner’s consent (which he crashed), at Springhill, Glanmire, Co. Cork. He had been further charged with the unlawful possession of a .22 calibre Anshutz rifle; three .22 calibre bullets and four unlawfully held shotgun cartridges, also at Springhill, Glanmire, on the same date; all contrary to Section 2 of the Firearms Act.

Judge Teehan learned that Mr Duggan, had some 116 previously known convictions and was already serving a prison sentence for yet other crime, with sentencing not due to expire until October of 2020. Passing sentence, Judge Teehan therefore directed that this new six year sentence, (which had the final three years suspended), should not commence until the expiry date of Mr Duggan’s current jail term, due to expire in some three and a half years time.

A victim impact statement read out by one of Mr Duggan’s victims; a 75 year old lady living alone, no doubt received his consideration prior his passing sentence in Nenagh today.

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WantedIn yet another case, Mr Noel O’Shaughnessy, a 49 year old man, with an address at No. 7, Farran Ferris Park, Farranree, Co. Cork, was jailed for three years for a burglary at Mr Lar Corbett’s Bar; committed at the end of August 2015.

Mr O’Shaughnessy, who had 188 recognised previous convictions and was already out on bail for another crime at the time of this particular incident, also pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in “Lar Corbett’s” at Coppinger’s Bar, Parnell Street, Thurles; during which a sum of money was stolen.

In February of this year Mr O’Shaughnessy had previously appeared before Killorglin District Court, charged with the theft of two Munster Final match tickets, a woman’s handbag containing €1,165, an iPhone and other items, during his visits to the Nike Killarney Store and a Killarney pub, respectively, in August of last year.

Judge Tom Teehan today sentenced Mr O’Shaughnessy to seven years imprisonment; with his incarceration beginning from today; four years of which was suspended.

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3 comments to Two Cork Men Sentenced For Thurles Crime

  • Michael

    Just imagine, 116 and 188 or a total of 304 known previously convictions. There is NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO,NO real punishment for acts of crime in Ireland.

  • Caroline Marchbank

    Far too soft for these sub-humans who have not the right to walk amongst us; causing havoc and pain. They clearly are never going to stop their criminal activities – lock them in a cold dark cell, with bread and water for the rest of their lives

  • George Willoughby

    Restitution should be deducted from these criminals, through deductions from any social welfare payments or through strictly supervised and public community service work. Jail terms for these ‘sub-humans’ land their victims and the general tax-payer with long term increased taxes. Jailing appears to have little effect in deterring future behaviour.

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